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he wins the german general election joe short of an absolute majority but the country's youngest euro skeptic party pull some rain on the conservatives parade. you out in the security council members clashed over a secret resolution with russia saying it's being blackmailed by the u.s. . under look at how much damage the sanctions really brought to iran as the country's leader repairs to give his keep peace making speech at the u.n. general assembly this tuesday. this
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is coming to live from moscow hello and welcome to the program. marco has long germany's strong job for the first time in a row but these seeming triumph hold the chancellor's political cause has come at a price because serve to block the christian democrats to forty one point five percent of the vote that's not enough for moguls party toward their own as their main rivals the social democrats led by pierce time berg came in with twenty five point seven percent speech out of breaks down the ballot for. well it was a resoundingly result for merkel however now the big question is just what kind of government will she preside over she's going to have to enter into a coalition won't be the coalition she particularly wanted she would have wanted to deal with the free democrats who were partners going into this election but the free democrats didn't even get enough votes to get them one seat in the parliament so she's going to have some tough coalition negotiations on her hands moving away
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from angola merkel and looking at the election as a whole what we have seen here in germany as a shift in voter opinion away from liberal politics towards euro skeptic politics the alternative for germany party b. a f t were only founded seven months ago the euro skeptics didn't get past the five percent mark to get them into the stagg but they have certainly announce their arrival on the german political stage now as i said the euro skeptic their anti euro they believe that the u.s. being kept alive artificially and they want to see failing countries like greece not be allowed to be part of the monetary union. now they took votes from just about everybody as well as protest votes people are unhappy with the current status quo in germany their leader saying that although they didn't get into the parliament they put fear into the hearts of the other parties and that they made
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democracy in germany all the richer so it's angela merkel who's going to be german chancellor for a third term that will make her the longest serving female political leader in europe but some of those europeans are wondering what exactly she'll have in store for them four more years of merkel's election when you see comparisons with another three to the male lead on marcus wanted to not. merkel is a follower of margaret thatcher. this is that truism two point zero merkel isn't. one similarity policies between the two is that both pushed privatization although in mrs merkel's case that's not been as home but in cash strapped eurozone states. we have this obvious privatization agenda that is an essential feature of european politics it's not people and social needs that get addressed but business angle of
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merkel supported the decision by portugal to sell off some of its publicly owned companies it's not clear sometimes whether what he is proposing for other countries she will do it itself in germany it's natural that some countries would question whether the call for privatization of countries is a way to open. the room for german companies are going to the buy in those countries angela merkel has convinced the german people that she's the right person for the job but across europe people are wondering what four more years of her leadership will mean for them. it is going to be negative that's logical she's the symbol of the recession in europe. italy was. nothing will change where i was when we get more jobs and people have work then we can have growth i don't expect anything from the germans. critics accuse her of pushing europe in the wrong direction merkel must stop merkel must be
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stopped as well as those who only represent the interests of international finance markets just like under thatcher parts of northern england were devastated we see the same in greece today it leads to years of an employment and poor living conditions. whether she's the new lady or not we sit for four more years of the merkel. as the world's most powerful woman these are all over germany. meanwhile there's general elections already been dubbed a public acknowledgement of merkel's medical accomplishments and she has managed to steer germany through the economic crisis while many european leaders have failed at the same time she became a figure of hate in debt ridden e.u. countries pressing them to pay a tough price for bailouts in terms of global politics angela merkel has been playing it low key staying away from military operations like she opposed the
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intervention in libya back in twenty eleven and has ruled out a strike on syria and professor of political science at the university of berlin hands clean the man feels the support of the u.s. captives gained in this election doesn't overshadow angela merkel's and many accomplishments. there will always be dissatisfaction on the fringes there are winners and losers but if you look at the size of the groups the winners of american economic policies fall to number the loses by a highly high proportion. if that economic development continues that has pulled us out of the crisis after two thousand and eight after the lehman brothers bank broke down if that continues then her support will become even bigger and the euro skeptics i think. in this scenario
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and while angela merkel are celebrating her punches when they german paul results have caused quite increase where the chancellor is big trees seen as a signal for more painful austerity got more analysis on greece's economic future coming out. series actually corporation with the world's chemical weapons washed are in accordance with the international deal to relinquish its toxic stockpiles but the members of the u.n. security council are having trouble agreeing on a resolution to support the design and process russia says it's being blackmailed by the u.s. and its allies he's been a check on explains the u.s. says they will stop the work toward securing syria's chemical weapons if russia does not sign our funny you when security council resolution based on chapter seven that would allow the use of force so you are upset this is not something that he
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and u.s. secretary of state john kerry agreed on in geneva the russian foreign minister said instead of using this agreement brokered by russia to get rid of syria's chemical weapons the u.s. is now trying to achieve other goals take a listen. our american partners are starting to blackmail us they say if russia does not agree to a chapter seven resolution in the un to see who will stop working with the chemical watchdog in the hague this completely counters what we agreed on was john kerry namely the chemical watchdog decision and then a supporting resolution from the un a c. but without chapter seven. so you are also talked about the conflicting interpretations of the u.n. investigators report the report gave a description of substances and shells that the u.n. experts saw on the ground in syria but no indication of who used the chemicals in august twenty first attack near damascus russia says it's looking at the evidence that rebels have used sarin gas there is a report by israeli experts saying the rebels took control over the areas with
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chemical weapons facilities at least twice and they may have gotten hold of it it is also known that members of job out almost were attempted to smuggle containers with syrian gas via turkey so russia is not at all convinced that the assad government used the weapons but whatever classified evidence the u.s. says it has it has not presented it to the u.n. security council or expecting international community to take washington's word for it the russian foreign minister said the u.s. has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that decisions on global security have to be taken together take a listen. to. our partners are blinded by an ideological goal to remove the assad regime we want to show the big can call the shots in the middle east you know they're mostly concerned with proving their own supremacy and not the task that we're driven by which is to solve the syrian chemical weapons problem. so your lover offset only extremists will benefit from such
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a blind approach as he called it he talked about the chaos and destruction in libya and the block and referring primarily to the u.s. he said they simply choose not to talk about how a chain of their actions led to a catastrophe in the region. russia has every right to dodge washington's motives on syria to rescind a un security council resolution so humanitarian intervention twisted into regime change that's the view of middle east expert and. remember of libya in march of two thousand and eleven the resolution was presented as a humanitarian resolution to prevent the libyan army gadhafi forces entering the city of benghazi but it was used to justify more than six months of bombing until gadhafi was overthrown and in july the british prime minister david cameron said that over syria we don't want a resolution like the one on libya that would have labeled us to engage in regime change he was trying to reassure russia and china but precisely because back in
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march of two thousand and eleven david cameron obama president sarkozy said this was just a humanitarian resolution to deal with the immediate crisis in benghazi undoubtedly not just russia and china but other countries like india brazil south africa of a suspicious that a resolution which authorized force over chemical weapons could be used to justify a broader range campaign to remove the regime and install a different government protesters although i have to say i think if we look at what happened in libya the chaos that followed i would be very reluctant to predict that even if the west was able to pursue a military option in syria that it would produce a regime that most people in the west would feel comfortable with. the violent hostage crisis at the upscale westgate mall in nairobi is in its the day a security source claims police may have cleared the shopping center of militants however there is still a heavy police presence of the scene a series of explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in the area with heavy
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plumes of smoke rising from the shopping center at least two terrorists are confirmed dead and others are said to be injured there sold was launched at midday on saturday by a group of somali al shabaab militants with strong al qaeda connections however multiple media reports that british dutch and american citizens may be among the fighters and investigations been launched into allegations the country's interior minister says the brutal tock has claimed lives of sixty two people many of them foreigners and left at least one hundred seventy injured. and of course we'll bring you more news in just over a minute from now to state. i .
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hello again this is o.c.d. let's move on now iran's been reaching out to world powers to settle the impasse over its nuclear program while the head of the nation's upcoming address to the yuan charlot try to assembly the standoff has dragged on for years on now the country's new leader hassan rouhani pledged to restock peace talks in return for an easing of painful sanctions and has also disappointed to hear reports the restrictions are hurting the most vulnerable. the aim of sanctions is to harm the state but the real victims are ordinary regular people what small experience has shown that there's a huge wedge between what ordinary people experience under sanctions and what the eat to mohamed we heidi is one such case study he's a cancer victim in iran. it is my second chemistry p. program previously each session cost approximately three hundred dollars these days
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it costs about seven hundred dollars it is also a challenge to get the medication because you have to go to almost every drugstore asking for them and also because the prices are way too high i get a kemosabe and once every two weeks and i am a pensioner. doctors are also frustrated not only is the problem the cost of medication and getting that medication but also getting medical supplies its upkeep can also be a nightmare. we have a problem getting high tech modern equipment to treat our cancer patients there are numerous obstacles for importing the equipment due to the sanctions in place against iran we have some equipment but it requires spare parts that we can't get anywhere a failure of any single piece or part of this equipment causes us to stop operating the entire machine history has shown that sanctions are a failure but in those few very instances where they do bring about some kind of
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diplomatic agreement that takes a long time merely prolonging the suffering of ordinary citizens. president rouhani and barack obama are expected to meet had the u.n. general assembly the first face to face between an american and iranian leader in over three decades washington has previously rejected any sanctions but herschel expert patrick herring believes the u.s. measures against iran are doomed to fail anyway. ultimately in an interconnected world where we have so much globalization it's almost impossible for any country even the hyper power the united states of america to be able to successfully stop trade and transactions happening with different countries therefore the end result ultimately has only being to impoverish ordinary citizens rather than really hitting the elite the world is not a simplistic place the reason not a huge craving for democracy in the middle east and that's fundamentally
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a problem of the sanctions regime of america what their house been what has been demonstrated by the arab spring is actually people wanting commerce to improve their lifestyles in that sense people want to replicate the trade success of the united states of america and they feel very very upset when sanctions basically come in and hurt their lifestyles intervening supranational a is rather difficult to justify in any possible circumstance and certainly without the power of the u.n. security council. critics say the sanctions on iran have not been effective in achieving any political aims no matter their scope or duration the restrictions are open often justified as being a better option than war but there are queues of only making things worse for every people in the countries affected north korea's been hit by a range of economic and military restrictions by the international community over its nuclear ambitions the main effect is that the shortage of food and medical
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supplies has led to severe nutrition all this while pyongyang shows no sign of curbing its atomic program suer has also been slapped with sanctions which have only aggravators the situation there the economy has been plagued by over two years of civil war with the yuan saying about a fifth of the country's population is unable to produce or buy any food and as the conflict goes on the situation is especially to get much was that cuba is no stranger to us in bongos as well with the elderly and men there appearing to be the worst affected and the lost its economy is estimated to be almost six hundred ninety two million dollars annually so all those cases it looks as tough sanctions are simply hating ordinary people with little effect on the sanctioned states themselves. and for more news and updates has trade to our web sites where you can find out how scientists could be one step away from rating among kind of the new
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once and for old the breakthrough vaccine at oxy dot com. and also that moves by france and belgium banning full face veil was a echoed in switzerland voters in the country's south of the southern most region i have decided the alps on no place for the well known muslim civil. rights to see. first street. and i think the church. on our reporters. can still. be in the old little. the violent hostage crisis at the westgate mall in nairobi is in its third day
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a security source claims police may have cleared the shopping center of militants how about this heavy police presence at the scene and right now you're seeing live pictures from outside the westgate mall in nairobi where bring them live to a series of explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in the area will have to plumes of smoke rising from the shopping center at least two terrorists are confirmed dead and others are said to be injured sold was launched at midday on saturday by a group of somali al shabaab militants with strong al qaeda connections multiple media reports staged to the british and american citizens may be among the fighters and us to geisha has been launched into the allegations the country's interior minister says the brutal time has claimed lies of sixty two people many of them foreigners and at least one hundred and seventy people injured and of course we'll bring you up to date on the situation when we get more information. and in other
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world news this hour in brief an egyptian court has banned all activities of the muslim brotherhood and ordered a confiscation of its assets the decision of which is open to appear to prove to be a dramatic escalation of the crime or supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsy but the military is functional so issues the brotherhood has been outlawed for most of its eighty five years of existence but after the twenty eleven revolution it was allowed to walk openly formed a political party and rose to power in a string of post mubarak elections. a policeman and a migration officer have been killed in a terrorist and type in the russian republic of dagestan so side bomber detonated their explosives after he drove up to a local police station at least twelve people were injured in the blast including civilians one of which remains in a critical condition a nearby building collapsed as a result of the explosion trapping people under the rubble. greece's international
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creditors have returned to athens for the latest chad on the nation's aging economy they will decide if the country that's already been bailed out twice will get another rescue package the groups far from being given a warm welcome by public sector workers who promised a week of massive try x. in response to look now into the prospects of the fresh bailout there. a team of international inspectors is here in athens for a fresh audit of the country's elite finances with debt stricken greece hoping progress in reining in spending will unlock even more loans greece is been kept out of bankruptcy with two bailouts worth two hundred forty billion euros but revenues are falling short of expectations sparking fears that another rescue package could be needed to keep it afloat now each loan has come at a high price for ordinary people painful austerity measures have brought cuts to jobs salaries and public services and some greeks are asking whether sticking with
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the euro is worth the cost instead of waiting for another bailout from europe some suggested leaving the currency union altogether and one such voices theater cost our neighbors he is an economist and former member of parliament now i had a chance to sit down with him earlier take a look do you believe that the cycle of bailouts for greece is sustainable policy for this country. because we really. do give us money look to. the big book. launch of the bust. and this. bailout to this whole thing raises raise the. gut is one to do. it with evident we will never. regain the. strength of our economic strength to. an economic development to fight unemployment and all the
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rest because of your view. is is made. basically for four strong countries he says. it doesn't fit with the not too far in corner now polls do show that a large majority of greeks do not want to quit the euro just yet however more most people also seem to believe that the country's economy will never recover if it sticks to e.u. mandates to cut government spending enough to repay its debts reporting from athens r.t. or chansons most wanted man edward snowden has not been seen in public since russia granted him asylum two months ago. the lawyer who have been assisting the ex cia contract in his plea to learn more about their whistleblowers current lifestyle the full exclusive interview will come your way next hour in the meantime here's a quick preview but the problem you're
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a lot of job opportunities for him and we keep receiving job offers by telephone or meal is when you know. they are coming from security services or from different organizations as well. come from different organizations even ordinary people who call and offer help as they are concerned about him settling in a new home. and we also have heads of big companies offer him employment. through out the week that little is there any offer in particular it was surprising girl i don't know major last. yes we had a woman of about fifty years old who called and offered to adopt mr snowden. how well that would take care of this predicament. yes but he's thirteen so this procedure would be complicated but it was funny.
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you know kate is next but the weeks highlights from the world of sport. you have to understand that snowden is wanted by a major country a superpower the us government just pick you. know the capabilities that america has her as a serious threat. to british. markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy for
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a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines to name two kinds of reports. of economic ups and downs in the final months day belong to the deal and the rest of the take it will be a briefly on a. hello welcome to the r t sports show on about half an hour roundup of all the best sporting action from russia and around the world with me kate partridge and here are the top stories. patrick heroes little messi and cristiano ronaldo score three
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goals each response allowed under way on madrid make impressive start to their champions league campaigns. plus high hoops russia's top basketball star under a kidney lanka trains with the kids before returning to the n.b.a. with a new club the brooklyn nets. and perfect presents alabama stuff in a range to lead russia to gymnastics the orient next week twelve championships which kicks off on the olympic stars birthday. but first football's biggest rivalry continued this week as leonore messi and cristiano ronaldo are both grab patricks in their respective opening matches of the champions league group stage messi took his tally in the tournament to an incredible sixty two goals after barcelona tranced i.x. four nil at the nou camp messes heroics came just a day off the rinaldo bagged his second half hat trick in round madrid six one drubbing of galaxy in istanbul france try guy cutting benzema added another two
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while record summer signing gareth bale only came on as a second half substitute only one knows that he did that on a good person. is not one hundred percent of it's going to be sure and i don't want to take areas to put him on the bridge from the beginning after sixty minutes. on marathon on the sort of day you have played thirty minutes well. and it was also a flying start for holders by in munich who cruised past russian champions three nil david mario and i in robben on target for the bavarian side while a whole equaliser wasn't enough to saves and it's in petersburg from losing three one at atletico madrid. elsewhere new manchester united manager david moyes was a happy man after wayne rooney scored twice in the four two victory over by a living.


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